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RoleService.GetRolesForCurrentUser Method

Returns all the roles for the logged-in user.

Namespace:  System.Web.ApplicationServices
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)

public string[] GetRolesForCurrentUser()

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
An array of the names of the roles that the user belongs to.


Role management is not enabled.

The GetRolesForCurrentUser method returns all the roles for the user. You use the GetRolesForCurrentUser method when you must check or retain all the user's roles to determine which resources are available to the user. You can use this method to avoid multiple calls to the IsCurrentUserInRole method.

Calling the GetRolesForCurrentUser method raises the SelectingProvider event.


Do not call the GetRolesForCurrentUser method from code that is executing on the Web server. You call the GetRolesForCurrentUser method only as part of a WCF service. For more information about how to read a user's roles in code that is executing on the Web server, see the GetRolesForUser method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.